Glenrothes North East Fife
Community Health Partnership
MINUTES OF THE HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEEMEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 2.00PM
Vicky Irons, General Manager (VI) Chair
Bruce Anderson, Head of Partnership (BA)
Lynn Barker, Senior Nurse Adviser (LB)
Kirsty Chater, Corporate Support Manager (KC)
Gwenda Duff, Infection Control Nurse (GD)
Gillian Fenton, Locality General Manager (GF) / Alison Nicol, RCN (AN)
Karen Nolan, Locality General Manager (KN)
Ian Scott, Health & Safety Advisor (IS)
Stewart Watt, BDS (SW)
Aileen Whyte, Locality General Manager (AW)
1. / APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received fromYvonne Bell, RCN (YB), John Docherty, UNISON (JD), Cathy Hitchings, Clinical Governance/PPF lead (CH), Heather Marshall, Facilities Officer (HM), Christine Pridham, CSP (CP) and Mollie Tevendale, Associate Nurse Director (MT)
2. / MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 11 AUGUST 2011
The minutes were accepted as an accurate record.
3. / MATTERS ARISING
Incident Reports – the Committee agreed thatit would be useful to have a more regular review of incidents within the CHP. C Hitchings to provide a report for circulation prior to the next meeting. / CH
To be included on the agenda as a standing item. / KC
4. / ACTION PLAN
Reviewed and updated action plan as below. Revised plan attached.
Item 2Annual Maintenance – noted that there is no Fife wide maintenance programme. Itemto be removed from the action plan.
Item 3 Slings –Manual Handling Steering Group taking forward with sub group to report by March. Regular audits in place.
Item 4 Fire Evacuation Chairs– To be removed from the action plan all training now complete for St AndrewsCommunityHospital.
To be considered again once redeveloped AdamsonHospital reopened.
5. / RIDDOR INCIDENTS
No incidents to note within GNEF CHP since the last meeting.
One incident reported by Cupar GP Practice where an anti ligature curtain rail fell and hit a member of staff. Visit by OHSAS and review undertaken.
Noted move to a 7 day notification period by the HSE from April 2012. To advise staff accordingly. / ALL
6. / H&S QUESTIONNAIRE
Mr Scott advised that the Operational Division plan had been adapted and used as a template for the CHP Intervention Plan.
Concern noted that some had responded in the questionnaire that health and safety was not applicable to them. Agreed that it is relevant to all staff and this should be reiterated.
It was agreed that Mrs Irons would review timescales and circulate to relevant managers to share with teams. / VI
7. / GENERATOR EXHAUST – ST ANDREWSCOMMUNITYHOSPITAL
Mrs Nolan confirmed that the problems had been resolved with the agreement to switch off the event when the generator is in use. This has now been included in the policies and procedures.
Mrs Irons queried if this had been tested. To discuss further at the Hospital Liaison meeting.
To be removed from the agenda meantime. / VI
8. / ITEMS FOR INFORMATION
Health & Safety Group
Minutes noted and discussed.
Health & Safety Update – August
9. / MDAs, SAFETY & HAZARD ACTION NOTICES
Noted for information.
10. / AOCB
Infection Control –noted that the Healthcare Associated Infection Reporting Template (HAIRT) will now be included as a regular item on the Clinical Governance agenda.
Other CHPs receive a summary report and it was agreed that the Committee would also find this useful. / LB
11. / DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will be held at 2.00 pm on Thursday 29 March 2012 within St AndrewsCommunityHospital.
Apologies received from V Irons, K Nolan and L Barker.